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Train Teachers of Disturbed Children

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to be able to manage the children
on her own," Prof. Cutler ex-
Set Up Program
The psychologists set up what
might be called a three-point pro-
gram which they try in one form
or another in all the local schools
they work in.
First come "executive seminar
developments for principals,"
where the principals are persuaded
to "redefine their roles."
"Not much thought is usually
put into a principal's role," Prof.
McNeil said. "Being the only free
agent in the school, he's the per-
son who answers the phone when
the secretary's having coffee.
Everyone brings their garbage and
dumps it on him."
Lectures Useless
The mental health experts see
the principal as "the gatekeeper to
mental health and try to have
him feel the same after the train-
ing sessions-("lectures are a use-
less way to get ideas across, semi-
nars are much better," Prof. Mc-
Neil said)..
Seminars are also arranged for
the "special service people," and
these seminars are "knock-down
drag-out fights" not "we're bring-
ing you up to date on the latest
interpretation of Freud." Above all,

the professors try not to sound like
experts giving detached advice.
Most important, the mental
health consultants work with the
After a casual appioach to let
the teachers know in effect "we
know something about your prob-
lems and we can do something
about them," the teachers break
up into groups to talk about
dynamics of group behavior, or the
adolescent child, for example.
"We want more acute diagnoses
from the teachers and we want to
help them set up a plan to work
out a problem," Prof. McNeill said.
.Often a teacher will see a prob-
lem child's parent is alcoholic and
take that for an answer. However,
an alcoholic parent could have any
of 40 different effects on a child.
Research on the effectiveness of
this new mental health program
shows no conclusive benefits yet,
Prof. Cutler said. "But the more
the teachers saw a peer-type
friendly relationship existing with
the consultant the more satisfied
they were with the program."
Current research in the Oak
Park, Mich., area will tell soon
what effect the teachers' new skills
in handling emotional disturb-
ances are having on the children's
adjilstment, he added.

Weavers Here Saturday

Bureau Aids
In Guidance,
"Furnishing vocational informa-
tion and guidance to students and
alumni and helping both find posi-}
tions during the summer on a per-
manent basis, is our aim," Evarts
W. Ardis, director of the Bureau of
Appointments stated.. p
The Bureau of Appointments,r
located on the third floor of the
Administration Building, consistsF
of four divisions. Underclassmen,
seniors, graduate students, and
alumni are eligible to use their
Place Candidate
By registering candidates for all
types of teaching and administra-
tive positions, the educational di-1
vision can place people in elemen-
tary and secondary schools as1
well as universities. "Almost everyC
day alumni who graduated five, 10,z
20, or even 40 years ago call upon
us for our services," Ardi re-
The general division offers as-
sistance to candidates and em-
ployers in all fields other than
education. The Bureau maintains
an extensive and constantly in-
creasing file of contacts. Several
hundred employers hold campus
interviews each year, and several
thousand requests are received
from others who cannot visit thej
Provide Assistance 1
Assistance is provided through
the summer placement division toi
those interested in three types of
summer work: positions in public
and private campus; employment
at resorts; and try-out positions1
which are offered by business firms
to students who may later be in-
terested in permanent employment
with that organization.
Bureau Registration
The Bureau offers the career
counseling service to students and
alumni who wish assistance in
reaching a decision regarding their
choice of careers and vocational
endeavors and maintains an ex-
tensive occupational information
library describing 700 occupations.
Students and alumni can easily
use the Bureau's services. The first
step is to register with the Bu-
reau and help them form a per-
manent set of credentials consist-
ing of data that will be demanded
by the prospective employer.
Berg Studies
Quake Effects
On Buildings
Prof. Glen V. Berg of the civil!
engineering department has been
studying the effects of earthquakes
on buildings, without even ap-
proaching an earthquake, since
Earthquake data and building
specifications are fed into a com-!
puter to determine the forces and
stresses of the earthquake. The
computer mathematically simu-
lates the earthquake, and its ef-
fects on the different parts of
the structure can be fairly accur-
ately determined.
Student Assists
Spiro S. Thomaides, Grad., has
been assisting Prof. Berg since
1959 on the projectwhich is sup-
ported by the National Science
Foundation and administered by
the University's Research Insti-
tute, (UMRI).
Prof. Berg called his work "pure-
ly analytical."
Can't Use Models

Experimental models would be
of little value, Prof. Berg ex-
plained. Even if it were possible to
construct an accurate model of
the building, the earthquake could
not be simulated closely enough
with dynamite or by other arti-
ficial means.
Energy Consumed
"The building feels an earth-
quake as a series of shock waves.
By studying how structures would
respond to past quakes, we can
learn more about designing them
to withstand future ones."
The problem in designing build-
ings to resist quakes lies in getting
rid of the energy the shock waves
send into the structures. The
building consumes energy as it
shakes back and forth and the
energy that isn't thus absorbed
may shake the building apart.

party in the Soviet Union.
The lecture is sponsored by the
political science department.
Holy SitesĀ«.. /.
Prof. Richard Krautheimer of
New York University will speak on
"The Cult of the Dead and of the
Holy Sites-St. Lorenzo in Rome,
St. Peter's and' the Holy Sepul-
chre" at 4:15 today in Aud.- B,
Angell Hall.
Popkin To Speak,...
Mr. Jordan J. Popkin, adminis-
trative assistant to Gov. G.,Men-
nen Williams, will speak on "The
Man in the Reorganized Block," at
8 p.m. today in the East Confer-
ence Room of the Rackham Bldg.
Popkin participated in the recent
health department reorganization
and will present some of the prob-
lems encountered to the Student
Chapter of the American Society
for Public Administration. A coffee
hour will follow.
Segovia Sold Out*..
Tickets for the performance of
Andres Segovia are sold out, Gail
Rector, executive director of the
Musical Society announced. The

cart Spay
I'm looking for
tickets to the
IHC-Assembly Show
His All-Stars
Hill Auditorium
7:15 P.M. and 9:30 P.M.
Tickets on sale
at League


Prof. John A. Armstrong of the world famous guitafist will appear
University of Wisconsin will speak in Ann Arbor for the first time
on "The Recent Crises in Soviet at 8:30 p.m. March 7, in the Rack-
Communism," at 8 p.m. today in ham Auditorium.
Aud. B, Angell Hall. Segovia will return for the May,
Prof. Armstrong, an associate Festival. He will perform.Friday,
professor of political science, has May 6.
visited Russia several times,' in-
vestigating the stability and in-
stability of the totalitarian re-
gime, and has written "Ukranian
Nationalism" and "The Soviet Bu-
reaucratic Elite." He is also the
director of a Ford Foundation sup-
ported project which is studying
the history of the Communist


AMERICA SINGS -- The Weavers, appearing in Ann Arbor
Saturday night, embody the American folk-singing tradition and
have also introduced songs of many other nations to this country.

Their program is sponsored by
The Weavers, well-known folk-'
singing quartet, will appear at 8:30
p.m. Saturday in the Ann Arbor
High School Auditorium.
NSA Offers
Foreign irips
Students may now live with
families and travel extensively
while studying in France or South
America this summer.
A new NSA tour'offers two pro-
grams. The French tour for $795
includes one to three weeks of
study in Paris, four weeks with a
family in a northern province,
language classes, a week of auto
travel up the Loire valley, a short
hop to Italy and a week for inde-
pendent travel.
The South American tour re-
places .family living with more

the Ann Arbor Folk and Jazz
The Weavers have been influen-
tial in bringing traditional Ameri-
can folk songs to large American
audiences and also in introducing
foreign folk songs to this country.
The group had its beginning in a
small Greenwich Village night club
in 1950. Since then their fame has
grown through records, TV shows,
night club performances and con-
certs throughout the United States
and Canada.
"Goodnight Irene," the Weavers'
first hit record sold over a million
copies. Other recordings, "On Top!
of Old Smokey," "Kisses Sweeter
Than Wine," and their most re-
cent LP, "The Weavers at Car-
negie Hall" have all become favor-
The Ann Arbor Folk and Jazz
Society is sponsoring the Weavers'
Ann Arbor performance. Tickets

Feb. 22,

1-5 P.M.

SUN., FEB. 21 - 8:15 P.M.
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